Head Quarters Newburgh Augst 22. 1782
To prevent any confusion & irregularity in the Department of Commissy of Prisoners, which might ensue upon your leaving the Office abruptly in consequence of the late arrangement of that Department; it is my request you will continue to perform the functions of the Office of Commissy Genl of Prisoners, untill the accounts can be settled, and the business & Papers of the Department so arranged as that your retiring from it, will not be attended with any ill consequences on the part of the Public. I am Sir Your Most Obed. Servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.